Inside The Bills

Evans less than pleased

Posted by Chris Brown on November 18, 2008 – 7:39 am

Seeing Lee Evans bolt for the locker room before anyone else as the last kneel down occurred was a good indication as to how disappointed he was that he did not have any kind of impact on a game that Buffalo could have won.

Against a secondary that had more than its share of busts this season was victimized by Evans, who was open on numerous occasions through the course of the game, but Trent Edwards’ early struggles (3 INTs) left him hesitant to look downfield as he quickly went to his checkdown options, leaving oppportunities to get the ball to Evans downfield twisting in the wind.

“I did plenty of forcing the ball in the first quarter, so I don’t really know if I need to force the ball to Lee Evans again in the game, but we need to look at the tape and fix some things here, and see if Lee’s open on any of these plays.”

Evans was wide open in the back corner of the end zone, when Edwards ultimately scrambled on a play from the Browns’ 12-yard line. There appeared to be other opportunities too.

“I’m certain that there are some times that he probably could have got it,” said Dick Jauron. “You don’t know. Even if the read takes the quarterback to that receiver at a certain time, there’s no way to tell, unless you’re standing with the quarterback and can see what he can and can’t see. We’ll have to see the tape, I’m sure there were some opportunities that we missed.”

Opposing number one receivers have usually had their way with the Browns, but Evans saw his 67-game streak with at least one reception come to an end and obviously did not want to discuss it afterwards as he was not in the locker room after the game.


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